Are you just wanting to filter by companies or contacts associated with companies? You could do this by using the contacts/companies filter:
This could give you a sort of pseudo list if you don't want to upgrade. You can't access company properties via a contact filter, but you could look up all contacts associate with a company. As for list creation, you get access to 50 (25 active and 25 static) lists with Marketing Hub Starter for $50/mo.